- Sep 22, 2018 at 1:15 am #3556803
Adam KilpatrickBPL Member
@oystersLocale: South Australia
In case anyone missed it, Ripstop By The Roll have a new wonder fabric, a 7×10 Denier Ripstop Nylon.
C0 PFC Free DWR
Post if you get to try it!Sep 22, 2018 at 3:28 am #3556824
Ryan SmithBPL Member
@violentgreenLocale: East TN
Almost makes me want to jump back on the horse and make another quilt! Interesting they stayed with a 7d fabric. I know they were testing some 5d nylons a while back. Great time to be a MYOG’er.
PS – $19/yd a little hard to swallow.
RyanSep 22, 2018 at 3:40 am #3556825
Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
maybe 3 square yards in a quilt. 6 total for inner and outer fabric. 56 fabric would save 0.6 ounces compared to their 66 fabric. If I was making a quilt I might choose the 56 fabric.
I made a quilt, vest, and hood with the 66 membrane. They came out really good. Fairly fragile though, good for an inside layer, maybe not so good for an outer layer that gets subjected to abuse.Sep 22, 2018 at 5:44 pm #3556873
Lester MooreBPL Member
@satoriLocale: Olympic Peninsula, WA
maybe 3 square yards in a quilt. 6 total for inner and outer fabric. 56 fabric would save 0.6 ounces compared to their 66 fabric.
Not sure that it’s worth spending $60 to save 0.6 ounces on a down quilt. That’s $100 per ounce saved, not to mention unknown material longevity. In comparison, moving from a silnylon tent ($300) to a DCF tent ($600) can save several ounces, around $40 – $50 per ounce saved.
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